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Re: My comments on the XHTML 2 draft.

From: Philip TAYLOR [PC335/O-XP] <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 15:17:10 +0100
Message-ID: <3D78B8E6.F17EAA98@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@math.albany.edu>
CC: Lachlan Cannon <luminosity@members.evolt.org>, www-html@w3.org

William F Hammond wrote:
> Lachlan Cannon <luminosity@members.evolt.org> writes:
> > Say it out loud. You don't (or I don't anyway) start saying a sentence
> > with emphasis, and then emphasise something inside that emphasis. An
> > emphasis should be a small point, not an entire sentence.
> In certain typesetting situations one uses italic fonts for quoting a
> sentence or two.  Emphasized text within the quoted text needs to be
> so represented, and this is commonly done by using roman text within
> the italic text.  In a content markup this would be correctly modeled
> by <emph> within <emph>; 

With respect, no it would not : it would be correctly modelled by
<emph> within <quote> (or <quotation>, or <q>, or <blockquote> or
whatever).  You quite specifically say that the outer text is
a quotation : then it must be marked up as such, and <emph> not
abused simply because you hope it will lead to italics...

Philip Taylor, RHBNC
Received on Friday, 6 September 2002 10:17:41 UTC

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